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Wendat (Huron) women and French Ursuline nuns used moosehair to embroider highly refined floral compositions such as this one. Moosehair was a local resource that was readily available while European silk embroidery thread was not. It was a practiced skill as embroiderers often used moosehair not exceeding two or three inches in length. The women also embroidered narrative scenes of Indians, their encampments, and wildlife such as birds and foxes.
height 1.75 in ; length 15.5 in ; width 12 in